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Black Sun


Fri Aug 26 2016, 8:00pm–9:20pm
Sat Aug 27 2016, 8:00pm–9:20pm

Where: 72-13, 7213 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Clarke Quay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission ( includes free admission to Solo Live Painting): $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: dashadang

As part of The Sardono Retrospective, this iconic, award-winning artist has created Black Sun, a stirring contemporary dance performance. The trigger for Black Sun is man’s unceasing destruction of nature. Year after year, the forest fires in Indonesia create a shroud of severe smoke over much of Southeast Asia. The toxic haze is a humanitarian disaster: Indigenous Indonesians living in the rainforest are among the first to experience the suffering, a tragic fact that is all too clear to Sardono, who is himself a devoted environmental activist.

In Black Sun, Sardono develops a unique vocal and physical vocabulary that is very much inspired by his research with the Papuan people, as well as the environment in which they live. Together with an ensemble of dancers from Papua and other regions of Indonesia, Black Sun is Sardono’s epic tribute to life, earth and survival, both primal and sophisticated.

Commissioned by Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA).